FUNDRAISERS in York are rallying together to help the survivors of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

It is estimated more than 100,000 people were killed in the 7.0 magnitude quake last Tuesday and money is desperately needed to provide food, clean water and shelter for the survivors.

The Evil Eye Lounge, in Stonegate, is supporting the appeal by donating every penny from its tills tomorrow night to the cause.

From 6pm, customers will be able to enjoy free live music from a host of local musicians and bands, and there will also be a lottery, raffle and staff auction.

Ian Loftus, owner of the bar, said: “It brings me to tears thinking about the situation and I feel I just can’t sit down and do nothing.

“I hope to raise around £5,000, but my main aim is to raise awareness of the whole disaster and try to get local businesses to help by doing a similar thing.”

Staff at The Parvin, the Indian restaurant in Haxby, are also hoping diners will join them for a fundraising evening tomorrow.

The restaurant’s owner, Safiquer Rahman, will give every penny from the customers’ food bill to the Haiti appeal, while staff will also be donating their wages from the event.

He said: “I feel very sad when I watch the news on television and I want to do something to help. Please come along tomorrow night and help us raise funds for the people of Haiti.”

Tickets cost £12.95 for a five-course meal and places must be booked in advance by phoning 01904 758865.

Meanwhile, fundraisers in Elvington will be holding a coffee morning and sale in the village hall from 10am to noon on Saturday.

Stalls will sell everything from original Beatles vinyl records to signed copies of cookbooks written by celebrity chefs, as well as soft toys, bric-a-brac and cakes.

Elvington Stores has offered to provide coffee and biscuits and the Village Hall Committee has offered the venue free of charge. Rachel Semlyen, one of the organisers, said: “We hope people will come from outside the village too. All the roads to Elvington are open. It is just the B1228 going on to Sutton-on-Derwent that is closed.”